Pharmacy Technician

Program Information

Have you always been fascinated by medicine and technology? Do you excel in science and math? If so, you can become a vital member of the health care team by pursuing a career as a pharmacy technician.

Career Opportunities

Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations. This demand will be due to the expansion of retail pharmacies, the increased  number of middle-aged and elderly people, and the increasing roles and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians.

Graduates of our program are able to work as pharmacy technicians in:

  • Hospitals,
  • Nursing homes,
  • Retail,
  • Home health care, and
  • Public and government health agencies.

Earning Potential

Pharmacy Technician median salary: $34,422 per year1


North Campus
South Campus

For more information, contact the following:

North campus
281-998-6150, x7348

South campus
281-998-6150, x3597

Admission Procedures

The Pharmacy Technician Program at South campus accepts students twice a year; the Fall semester for the full-time day program and the Spring semester for the full-time evening program.  Application deadlines are July 31st for the Fall semester and January 8th for the spring semester.

The Pharmacy Technician Program at North campus accepts students once a year; the Fall semester for full-time day program and for part-time afternoon program. Application deadlines is July 31st.

Once the deadline for applications has passed, all completed files will be reviewed and processed.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the program must:

1. Meet the College's general admission requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Apply to San Jacinto College

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2. Meet the Program's Admission Requirements

  • Program Application
  • Clear Background Check
  • Negative Drug Screen
  • Immunization Records
  • Pharmacy Technician Trainee License 

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Fill out the Pharmacy Technician Request Form.

One of our staff will contact you as soon as possible.


Program Requirements

The Pharmacy Technician Program utilizes the company "Castle Branch" to perform background checks, drug screen testing and to manage all required documents. All applicants are required to purchase and pass the background check and drug screen testing BEFORE they are allowed to register for any Pharmacy Technician course. Select the link below to access the Package Code:

North Campus South Campus
North Campus Package Code South Campus Package Code
Castle Branch User Guide Castle Branch User Guide


Immunizations Checklist

Click Here to access the Immunization Checklist and requirements


Additional Documentations

Approximate Costs For Pharmacy Tech Program

Required Book List for Pharmacy Tech Program

Pharmacy Technician Student Handbook

North Campus Pass Rate


Selection Criteria

Acceptance to the Pharmacy Technician Program is based on open enrollment, first come first serve basis. If a student meets all basic requirements, he/she is accepted for admission.  When the program capacity is reached, qualified applicants are placed on a waiting list in the order their application was received, and they are offered admission during the next admission cycle.


South Campus Information Sessions

All information sessions will be held from 12 pm-1pm and 6pm-7pm in the Allied Health Building,

Room S-1.251S.

 Date: Location: 
Monday August 5, 2019 Allied Health Building, Room S-1.251s


North Campus Information Sessions

All information sessions will be held in the Allied Health Building N-17.1019a

 Date: Location: 
July 15, 2019 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Allied Health Bldg. N-17.1019a 
July 17, 2019 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Allied Health Bldg. N-17.1019a 
July 23, 2019 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Allied Health Bldg. N-17.1019a


North Campus Mandatory Orientation for Fall 2019 Pharmacy Technician Students

Only for students who are registered and accepted into the Pharmacy Technician Program at North Campus. 

 Date/Time: Location: 
August 7, 2019 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm                                     Allied Health Bldg. N-17.1082


Click Here for Pharmacy Technician Catalog Program Information